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How to tackle violence and mental illness in schools Washington Post: The White House wants $50 million to train new mental health professionals, $25 million for school-based trauma treatment and violence prevention programs, $25 million for state-based mental health programs targeting youths ages 16 to 25, $15 million to train teachers to deal with mental illness, and $40 million to help school districts direct students to the mental health services they need.

Obama Proposes Host of School Safety, Mental Health Programs PoliticsK12: The administration hasn't always been supportive of federal funding targeted directed exclusively at hiring school counselors and school resources officers. Obama has proposed eliminating the $53 million Elementary and Secondary Counseling Program, in favor of a broader funding stream that schools could use for counselors, but also for activities aimed at improving school climate and safety.

What do Obama's executive orders on gun control mean for schools? The Courier-Journal: Obama says he wants to create a safer climate at schools across the country. The White House document says that with technical assistance from the Department of Education, 18,000 schools have already put in place evidence-based strategies to improve ...

Reaction of education groups to Obama gun proposals AJC: President Barack Obama proposed universal background checks and prohibitions on military-style assault weapons and high-capacity ammunition magazines like the ones used in the Newtown where a gunman killed 26 people, including 20 children.

DC leads nation in strength of charter school laws, report says Washington Post: The District leads the nation in terms of the strength of its public charter school laws and their implementation, according to a new report issued Wednesday by a national group that ...

Video: Couple’s commitment to Kenyan slum leads to trailblazing schoolNBC News: The Kibera Slums are home to Nairobi’s so-called forgotten children. Kennedy Odede, who grew up in Kibera, and his American wife, Jessica, have started a school that is providing 100 girls living in the Kenyan slum with their best chance of beating hopelessness. Rock Center Special Correspondent Chelsea Clinton’s full report airs Thursday, Jan. 17 at 10pm/9CDT on NBC’s Rock Center with Brian Williams. (Rock Center)

How Math Got Its Groove Back PBS NewsHour: Carrie Lewis and Kelly Steele's fifth grade students slide and spin across the classroom floor. They do the hustle, the robot and the running man. While it may look at first glance like goofing off, these students are actually dancing for a higher cause... math.
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